I was two seconds too early.
Had I seen you in time I would have braked.
Just a couple seconds either way
would have avoided impact.
I’d slept-in one more minute…
Brushed a little longer this morning…
Stopped for coffee…
Not skipped breakfast…
Or taken time to top off the tank…
Had I come 'round the corner just a little earlier,
An easy Sunday drive-
Normally I drive faster!
If so, I would have passed this way much sooner.
I saw you only in time to hit you.
Like looking up just in time to see a shooting star,
you streaked in front of me.
When did we cross the event horizon
into this unstoppable sequence of events?
Had I never driven down this road…
Never moved back to Kansas…
Never dropped out college…
Had my mother never met my dad.
How many cosmic events focus to produce
this hapless encounter?
All we needed was a couple seconds yet,
Nothing that could have intervened ever did-
And anything that would have
or should have intervened,
certainly didn't care.
I cared but I was